Category Archives: visual

Expressive Measures: An Ecology of the Public Domain

Published in Graffiti and Street Art. Reading, Writing and Representing the City. Edited by Konstantinos Avramidis, Myrto Tsilimpounidi. London: Routledge, 2017. https://www.routledge.com/Graffiti-and-Street-Art-Reading-Writing-and-Representing-the-City/Avramidis-Tsilimpounidi/p/book/9781472473332 Paginated pdf version

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Social Camouflage: Functions, Logic, Paradoxes (with Alessandro Castelli)

Now published in Distinktion: Journal of Social Theory Abstract. Camouflage is usually understood as a type of deceitful communication strategy in the animal and human domains. In this piece, we invite scholars to consider how the phenomenon of camouflage, while certainly grounded in antagonism and selection, might exceed its strategic meaning. Using the case of […]

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What’s a philosopher useful for?

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Cineforum TRANSIZIONI TERRITORI / 2 I tempi dei villaggi e delle città al cinema

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Graffiti, Street Art and the Divergent Synthesis of Place Valorisation in Contemporary Urbanism

A chapter recently appeared in the Routledge Handbook of Graffiti and Street Art, Edited by J.I. Ross. Also on Googlebooks & here

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Warming up for camouflage

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A walk in Tallinn

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Notre vie locale… (Vous êtes ici)

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A walk in Melbourne

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A walk in Tōkyō

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Urban Interstices: The Aesthetics and the Politics of the In-between

Introduction Book available at : http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781472410016 Fulltext also here A couple of reviews published in : Urban Research & Practice and IJURR

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A Walk in Brnó

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La grande immagine e l’immaginina

(Source: http://commons.wikimedia.org) La grande immagine e l’immaginina as appeared in Marco Pasini e Fabio La Rocca (a cura di) Confronti visuali: una ricerca interdisciplinare. Roma: Aracne.

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A Walk through Moscow

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Graffiti and Place Value

A speech I’m delivering at: Street Art in the Changing City: Theoretical Perspectives – Moscow, June 7–8, 2013 – http://igiti.hse.ru/en/hsestreetart/announcements/74150089.html In a sense, both graffiti and street art share humble origins. While the first emerged as an essential expressive form of disadvantaged inner city youth in the late 1960s, the second originated from a more […]

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A Territoriology of Graffiti Writing

Picture credit: DADO * Puzzling about the territorialities of wall writing & environs: A Territoriology of Graffiti Writing. – NEW : Paginated Version Here Written for FRONTIER La linea dello stile / The Line of Style, edited by Fabiola Naldi & Claudio Musso, Damiani Editore, 2013.

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L’osservazione etnografica

In Adriano Cancelllieri e Giuseppe Scandurra (a cura di) Tracce Urbane. Milano, Angeli, 2012. Due versioni: Impaginato e con immagini (ma senza riferimenti) Non impaginato (ma con i riferimenti giusti)

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A Walk through Copenhagen

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Addictive Visibility: Some Thoughts on New Media Uses

I’ve been invited to deliver a lecture on Addictive Visibility at MAGIS – International Film Studies Spring School, Gorizia, 12-21 March 2013. More info at : http://www.filmforumfestival.it/?page_id=365 Here is my abstract: What does visibility mean? How does it affect our life? What happens when visibility becomes addictive? These are the puzzles I would like to […]

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konfFRONTIERt Symposium – Bologna

I’m joining the konfFRONTIERt Symposium organized by Fabiola Naldi and Claudio Musso in Bologna next week. It’s all about street art, graffiti, urban visibilities, and the governance of public places. Here is the programme | http://frontier.bo.it/programma/

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Early morning in Venice

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A Walk through inner city Marseille

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Asian sleeps

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Visualising the riverbank

(co-authored with Cristina Mattiucci) ‘Visualising the riverbank’, in  City: analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action, Volume 16, Numbers 1-2, 1 April 2012 , pp. 221-234 http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/routledg/ccit/2012/00000016/F0020001/art00019 Abstract Drawing on ethnographic observation of a tract of urban riverbank in the city of Trento, in northern Italy, we attempt to link phenomenological observation of social […]

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